JEFFERSON CITY — Gov. Matt Blunt is visiting Missouri National Guard troops in Kosovo.
About 1,000 Missouri guard members have been stationed there since April on a peacekeeping mission.
The governor's office said Monday that Blunt is meeting with leaders of the Kosovo Force Headquarters and visiting with soldiers on the job there.
A spokesman for Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder says Blunt transferred his gubernatorial powers to Kinder beginning on Sunday.
While in Europe, Blunt also plans to meet with a business in Austria about its potential expansion of its Missouri work force, the governor's office said. Blunt is to return to Missouri on Friday.